Betty June Shenkner, 82, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the North Kansas City Hospital. Betty was born September 18, 1935 in Leavenworth, KS to Clarence Sydney and Edna Bell (McCormack) Potter. She was a 1945 graduate of the Olathe High School, Olathe, KS and worked off and on for Hallmark Cards from the 1950’s until the year 2000. Betty married her husband of 62 years, Ross O. Shenkner on March 19, 1955 in Weston, MO. Together, they were the owners of Ross’s Drive In in Weston. Betty was a member of the United Methodist Church and loved spending time with her kids and grandkids. She loved Christmas, beginning her planning as early as January each year, and was an avid collector of Christmas ornaments. Betty was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Ross; and her sister Pat Gillis. She is survived by: her son Bill; 2 grandsons William “Billy” (Kari) Shenkner, and James (Andy) Shenkner; 2 great granddaughters Carsyn Reece Shenkner and Belle Shenkner; 1 great grandson Waylon Gerdes; and her beloved dog Lucky. A visitation will be held 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Vaughn Funeral Home in Weston; followed by a 2:00 funeral service. Interment will follow at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Weston. Memorial contributions can be given to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.
Thursday, April 12, 2018